Gerd Kvale


Professor , Head of the OCD team, Haukekand University Hospital


Department of Clinical Psychology

Research groups


PhD Students

Audun Havnen ("dual competency")

Eili Nygard Riise ("dual competenvy")

Academic article
Academic lecture
Academic literature review
Doctoral dissertation
Thesis at a second degree level
Feature article
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Non-fiction book
Popular scientific article

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.



Main study:

New treatment strategies for "The difficult to treat anxiety patients": A randomized placebo-controlled multicenterstudy. (PI)  Norwegian Research Council and Norway’s Regional Health Authorities (project no.: 912013) and             Helse Vest (project no: 911880)

Study 1: "Translational approach to the understanding and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Can D-Cycloserine enhance and stabilize the treatment-response in relapsed and non-responding OCD-patients? A randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled  national study"  (PI)

Study 2: “Translational Approach to Anxiety Disorders: Treatment and Mechanisms. A Randomized Double-Blind Study.» Helse Vest, project 911880  (PI)

Quality improvement;


Implementation of evidence based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. The OCD-team, Haukeland University Hospital (leader) 


Professor i klinisk psykologi

Akademiske grader/  kompetanse:
1982: Cand.psychol
1994: Dr.psychol. Universitetet i Bergen
2002: Professor i klinisk psykologi

Profesjonelle lisenser:
1991 Spesialist i klinisk psykologi (PsyD, NPF), fordypningsområde voksne
1997 Spesialist i klinisk gerontopsykologi (NPF)
2002 Veilederutdanning i klinisk psykologi (NPF)

Fra høsten 2011 leder av Helse Bergens satsing på tvangslidelser (OCD)